Re: patch for select in zvt

Nathan Hurst wrote:

On Wed, 16 May 2001, Damian Ivereigh wrote:

On 16 May 2001 07:03:49 +0100, Telsa Gwynne wrote:

If this is purely for selection, I have never seen why people use
the left mouse button all the time. Left-click at start. Right click
at end. Damn sight easier than trying to co-ordinate clicking, holding
the button down, and dragging the mouse all at the same time :)

I suspect it's because they don't know you can do it. I remember trying
to learn to use a mouse very clearly, and I was rather annoyed when
I discovered this and wondered why no-one had told me about it before :)

I never knew you could do that! Nor did my collegue sitting next to me!
That is a nice feature. Trouble is it doesn't work in other places (like

Me neither, I'm going to give this a go for a while.  The most likely
explaination as to why gedit doesn't have this is that the authors of
gedit didn't know about it either :)  Emacs does though.

I think the reason gui editors don't have this feature is the difficulty of separating single right click from one paired with a left click. How do you know when to select and when to pop up a menu? Perhaps a mod key. Hold a modifier, left-click then right click. I like it ;)

(matter of fact, just playing with Mozilla, click then shift-click and it makes a selection. gedit doesn't seem to tho.)


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